The state sent Rafael Miranda, incarcerated on drug and weapons charges, to a similar halfway house, and he also escaped. He was finally arrested in 2010 after four months at large, when, prosecutors said, he shot a man dead on a Newark sidewalk — just three miles from his halfway house. Valeria Parziale had 15 aliases and a history of drugs and burglary.
The Economist has devoted its April 21st issue to The Third Industrial Revolution. The magazine's editors and reporters present a stirring account of the merging interface between IT and manufacturing that is allowing anyone to become his or her own mini-manufacturer. It is now possible to design software that will instruct the creation of a physical product, layer by layer, that pops out of the printer just like we now do with text. 3-D printing is already being used in hundreds of companies to produce commercial products.
In America "whites once set themselves apart from blacks and claimed privileges for themselves while denying them to others," the author writes.
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Pole has a master’s degree in statistics and another in economics, and has been obsessed with the intersection of data and human behavior most of his life.
There is an app, currently on the Apple app store as a free download, called Girls Around Me .
I’m beginning a new project at Stanford/CDDRL called “ The Governance Project .” The intention is to focus on conceptualizing and measuring governance, and applying those measures to two specific countries, China and the United States. The beginning point of the project is definition of governance that excludes the degree to which governments are either democratic or subject to a rule of law that constrains the executive.
By Corey Robin
Sasha Maslov for The New York Times Corey Robin outside his apartment in Park Slope.
U.S. Republican Party: "It's Even Worse than It Looks": Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein at U.C. Berkeley on May 18, 2012Eric Schickler: Introducing our speakers today, I want to note it’s a really special pleasure to have these two individuals here because of both the role they have played in American politics and also the special connection that they have had to IGS and Berkeley over the years.
Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 05/14/2012
Released: June 4, 2012
While we're all waiting for the Iowa straw poll to finish up, here are some new income inequality charts for you to munch on. These come from a new CRS report, and the first one shows where most of us get our income.